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90% of mines in Mullaitivu district remain uncleared

[TamilNet, Friday, 17 September 2010 08:08 No Comment]

Sri Lanka military has been able to remove only 10% of the total area in which mines are suspected to have been buried, state-run Sinhala daily Dinamina reported. According to the article, Sri Lanka military has decided to accelerate the mine removal program.

The move is said to have been given focus due to the plans to resettle nearly 28,000 internally displaced persons in Mullaitivu areas during the three decade old war, the paper said, quoting Sri Lanka Army (SLA) spokesperson Major General Ubhaya Madawala.

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